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County Commission finalizes sale on Ellison property

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer

 

The Chilton County Commission finalized the sale of the Ellison property off Interstate 65, Exit 212 on June 30.

The sale was finalized for $1.2 million around 2 p.m.

This comes after a resolution was approved to purchase the property by the commission during a March 23 meeting, so long as a list of contingencies were met.

Over the past three months, a boundary survey of the property was done, a title for the property was written in the name of the county and an agreement with the Alabama Farmers Federation was signed for the Alabama Farm Center project. This met all the contingencies, allowing the purchase to be made.

The preliminary plan is for the property to be used to recruit hotels, parking lots and to serve as a secondary entrance to the Alabama Farm Center, according to Commission Chairman Joseph Parnell.

However, none of those plans are set in stone and can change very quickly, Parnell pointed out.